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Guardian Pass. Dev Notes

Archons,

A brand new feature has come to Sparta: the Guardian Pass! We're here today to break down how this new feature works, and how you can best use it to enhance your forces.

Accessing the Guardian Pass

You must reach at least Level 40 and complete all the Guardian Tutorial Quests to be able to participate in the Guardian Pass and receive great rewards.  

Guardian Pass Basics

The Guardian Pass works very similarly to the Battle Pass. It goes through Seasons, each of which lasts one month (starting on the 10th of each month). When a Guardian Pass ends, it refreshes your progress and you can begin earning rewards again.

Over the course of a Guardian Pass Season, you must earn Guardian Pass Levels by spending Energy battling Warlords and Challengers. As you gain Levels, you earn Rewards, and can unlock powerful Special Bonuses.

Guardian Pass and Heroic Guardian Pass

There are two types of Guardian Pass:

- Free Pass

- Heroic Pass

The Free Pass is available to all players who can access the Guardian Pass. The Heroic Pass must be purchased at the Bank.

If you have the Heroic Pass, you get more Rewards from gaining Guardian Pass Levels, and you get access to Special Bonuses.

Guardian Pass Rewards and Bonuses

Beyond the Rewards you're offered for gaining Guardian Pass Levels, everyone also gains access to the Season Bank. This special Bank will store any Energy or Emeralds you spend during the Guardian Pass Season, up to its capacity. When the Season ends, you'll collect a portion of the Energy and Emeralds you banked, making for a sweet payday!

If you've got the Heroic Guardian Pass, however, you get even more Special Bonuses. The most basic Special Bonus is the ability to unlock a larger Season Bank. The Season Bank has 3 Levels, and only the Level 1 Season Bank is accessible to the Free Pass. Season Bank Levels 2 and 3 significantly increase the storage capacity of the Bank, giving you an even better payout come the end of the Season.

In addition to the ability to upgrade your Season Bank, the Heroic Pass also lets you expand the number of Slots available when you engage in Group Skirmishes. As you earn Heroic Pass Levels, you can get up to 10 Extra Slots for Group Skirmishes, for a total of 20 Slots.

Just like the extra Slot capacity, the Heroic Pass also gives you the ability to unlock more Energy Capacity. You can get a total of 250 Energy Capacity, after you've earned the extra 150 Energy Capacity from gaining Heroic Pass Levels.

Lastly, the Heroic Pass also gives you access to infinite Levels! Once you max out your Guardian Pass Levels at Level 30, if you have a Heroic Pass you can continue to earn Levels, each one granting you a handy Guardian Chest.

Guardian Chests come in three varieties, and contain helpful goodies you're sure to appreciate.

Final Notes

When a Guardian Pass Season ends, unclaimed Rewards will be handled automatically:

- Unclaimed Items will be directly added to your account.

- Unopened Guardian Chests will be moved to the "Goods" tab of the Inbox window. Warning: you have a maximum of 300 Chests in that tab! Be sure to open your Chests, or you'll miss out on Rewards!

- Unclaimed Adventurers will be added to the "Goods" tab of the Inbox window.

- Your Season Bank will automatically be emptied into your account. 

- Additional Bonuses will end, whether they have been claimed or not.

Finally, note that purchasing the Heroic Guardian Pass will not grant you any Rare Garnets - the ones used to earn Cista.

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